press charges

Definition of press charges

  1. :  to take legal action against someone :  to officially accuse someone of a crime He was caught shoplifting, but the store owner didn't press charges.

Word by Word Definitions

pressplay
  1. :  a crowd or crowded condition :  throng

    :  a thronging or crowding forward or together

    :  an apparatus or machine by which a substance is cut or shaped, an impression of a body is taken, a material is compressed, pressure is applied to a body, liquid is expressed, or a cutting tool is fed into the work by pressure

  1. :  to act upon through steady pushing or thrusting force exerted in contact :  squeeze

    :  assail, harass

    :  afflict, oppress

  1. :  to force into service especially in an army or navy :  impress

    :  to take by authority especially for public use :  commandeer

    :  to take and force into any usually emergency service

  1. :  impressment into service especially in a navy

    :  a warrant for impressing recruits

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  1. :  a material load or weight

    :  a figure borne on a heraldic field

    :  the quantity that an apparatus is intended to receive and fitted to hold

  1. :  to lay or put a load on or in :  load

    :  to place a charge (as of powder) in

    :  to load or fill to capacity


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